Malayan sun bears are the smallest bears in the world and are only found in Southeast Asia.
The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) is a sun bear rescue and rehabilitation facility being developed in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Malayan sun bears are the smallest bears in the world and are only found in Southeast Asia. These bears continue to be threatened by forest degradation, illegal hunting for bear parts and poaching to obtain young cubs for pet trade. The results of these threats has caused young sun bears found to be living in unnatural captive conditions in Sabah, with no access to outdoor areas.
There are currently 43 rescued ex-captive sun bears and 1 captive born residing at the BSBCC. The facility includes large forest enclosures to provide a natural environment suited to the needs and welfare of the sun bears and facilitate their rehabilitation back into the wild. ?In 2014, the Centre opens to the public. Visitors can learn about sun bears and observe them in their natural habitat. A visit to the centre is a must when in Sandakan, these bears are too adorable to resist! If you?d like to do more for this wildlife such as adoption and volunteering opportunities, find out how here.
Operating hours: Daily including public holidays (9.00am to 3.30pm)
Admission fee is applicable.
Camera fee of RM1,000 will be charged for camera with lenses 500mm and above. All proceeds go towards sun bear conservation.